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Magellan debuts return to route (RTR) technology at Connected Fleets USA 2015
Santa Clara, CA, November 13 - Magellan showcased its new "Return to Route" (RTR) navigation technology and comprehensive lineup of fleet navigation solutions at the Connected Fleets show in Atlanta Nov. 16-17. Designed specifically for commercial fleet services where it is important that a single stop is never missed, such as school and public transport buses, sanitation disposal services, pickup and delivery services, and snowplows, Magellan's Return to Route (RTR) technology ensures that drivers never miss a single stop.
Why Return to Route
Efficiency – a fast re-routing engine will quickly re-route a driver back to the original point where they left a pre-planned route, ensuring they include every stop. Fleet operators can deploy new or temporary drivers with greater confidence that 100% of a route's stops will be completed, even if unexpected road conditions are encountered.
Reliability – ensure that consumers can count on their fleet services to never miss a stop, such as garbage collection, snow removal, and school bus pick-up.
Maximize ROI on fleet services investment – reduce missed pick-ups, re-deployed vehicles, and customer complaints.
"There is a substantial segment within the fleet industry where it is essential that drivers make every stop, no matter the road conditions. In the U.S. alone there are over 470,000 school buses and 70,000 municipal buses in addition to sanitation collection trucks, snowplows and other vehicles," commented Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan. "Our new Return to Route technology ensures fleet drivers of all industries no longer need to worry about finding their way back to a missed stop in the event of unexpected road conditions."
How It Works
Import a pre-defined route to a Magellan Fleet Navigation device, and if the driver deviates from the current route segment, Magellan navigation will re-route them back to the point from which the route was deviated. The upcoming stops will not be skipped and no interaction is required to initiate re-routing, ensuring safe and trouble-free navigation for the driver.
The Return to Route technology is available on the Magellan RoadMate RC9496T-LMB, other Ruggedized Fleet navigation devices and with Magellan's fleet navigation software for Android devices. Additional information about Magellan's commercial navigation products is available at http://www.magellangps.com/Store/RoadMate-Commercial.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan brand of portable GPS navigation devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Magellan, the industry leader for innovative GPS navigation devices since 1986, globally markets award-winning products in multiple categories including auto, RV, commercial, outdoor, fitness and mobile. Continuing its spirit of innovation, Magellan is developing new cloud-based technologies, wearables, OEM and B-to-B solutions to meet the changing needs of today's consumers.